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Oregon Getting $1.4 Million from Feds for Recreation and Conservation

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that $1,431,138 will be distributed to the state of Oregon for outdoor recreation and conservation projects from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which is funded through offshore oil and gas leasing. This was part of $94.3 million distributed across all 50 states, U.S....
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Rain vs Fire Puts Air Quality in the Good Range

The Air Quality outlook for Thursday, September 21  to  Friday September 22,  is expected to be in the good range. The Weather Service is forecasting west to southwest and west to northwest winds with a chance precipitation today. The Miller Complex south of the basin, and the High Cascades Complex, north of the basin has been affecting...
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Bend Man Killed in Wreck That Closes Hwy 97

On September 20, 2017 at approximately 11:15 p.m., Oregon State Police Troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on US Highway 97 near mp 103, south of Madras in Jefferson County. The preliminary investigation revealed that a black 2007 Audi sedan was traveling northbound when for unknown reasons it crossed over the centerline....
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Rain, Snow Helping High Cascades Complex Fire Efforts

Summary: The High Cascades Complex East Zone received significant rain and snow over the Spruce Lake, Blanket Creek and North Pelican Fires. Moisture reduced fire activity and the threat to Rim Village, Park Headquarters, Munson Valley, West Rim Drive, Mazama Village and the south entrance. However, weather posed challenges to resources working on the line....
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June Shooting, Assault Suspect Captured

KLAMATH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Chris Kaber, Sheriff            Date:   09/19/17 INITIAL INCIDENT: On 06/21/17 at 7:25pm, the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) responded to a 911 report of an assault at 37776 Modoc Point Road. An 84-year-old neighbor had been shot in the leg by a male suspect, who had...
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Senate Confirms Kelley Minty Morris for Business Development Commission

Klamath County Commissioner and Board Chair Kelley Minty Morris’Appointment to Oregon Business Development Commission Confirmed byOregon Senate Commissioner Morris, a leading voice and tireless advocate for economicdevelopment in Klamath County, is honored by her Senate Confirmation to theOregon Business Development Commission. Commissioner Kelley Minty Morris isthe only person from Klamath County to serve on...
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City Hosting Meeting on Spring Street Urban Renewal Plan

 The City of Klamath Falls will be hosting a public meeting on Monday, September 25th at 5:30 p.m. where City Staff will provide an overview of Urban Renewal and the proposed Spring Street Urban Renewal Plan. Attendees can ask questions and provide comment.   The public meeting will take place within the Klamath Falls...
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No Fatalities in Early Morning Crash on South Side Bypass

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A two vehicle accident on the South Side Bypass Tuesday morning amazingly had the individuals walk away with no injuries. At approximately 6:50 am, a black Toyota Tacoma driven by 18 year old Charif Wong of Happy Camp, Oregon collided with a vehicle driven by 31 year old Kingsley Airman,...
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County Unemployment Rate Up, But Overall Picture Improved

Unemployment rates ticked up across Klamath and Lake Counties in August. Despite a small uptick to the unemployment rate over the past several months, the employment situation is significantly improved from this time last year. Klamath County: The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose for a second consecutive month to 5.6 percent in August, up...
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Both Chiloquin Shooting Suspects Caught in Nevada

   On September 17, 2017, at 12:03 a.m. Arnie Lee Eggsman (32 years of age) of Chiloquin, Oregon was shot and killed in Chiloqin. The Major Crime Team was activated and investigators from Oregon State Police, the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office and Klamath Falls Police Department responded to investigate.  Local Chiloquin residents and witnesses...
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